Tax Policy and Administration
The program supports governments in collecting taxes legally due as effectively and efficiently as possible and in setting policies on what taxes to levy, in what amounts, and on whom. Many of the region’s tax administrations are introducing procedures to deliver tax compliance risk management through a framework set out in the European Commission’s Compliance Risk Management Guide for Tax Administrations as well as Fiscal Blueprints. Our work with these administrations focuses on assuring success in adopting these procedures; it largely depends on supportive policies, whose design needs to be sensitive to compliance challenges and contribute to long-term growth.
The program intends to improve management of core tax administration procedures, enhance performance management in tax administrations, and improve cooperation across borders among tax administrations. The program contributes to the main outcomes of the tax administration reform agenda of our constituency: implementation of cost-effective systems based on modern concepts of self-assessment, taxpayer segmentation, and sound organization and management. It also helps ensure function-based operations using appropriate technologies, reduced compliance costs for taxpayers, and increased integrity in the tax system.
We are committed to continue to enhance the efforts of tax officials across SEE to comprehensively deal with different aspects of modern approaches to tax compliance also by working closely with IMF Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) Tax Administration Reform Advisor for South East Europe, Allan Leon Jensen, who is based at the CEF, and CEF Associate Fellows, Norman Gillanders and Steffen Normann Hansen. All deliver the tax courses and contribute content that is strongly informed by their missions in the SEE region.
For more information on Tax Policy and Administration program please contact Maja Tomšič Pavlič, Program Facilitator.
It has become a tradition for the CEF to gather our partners and friends shortly after the New Year to celebrate our alliances and accomplishments.
We are ready for a new learning season that will be opened with a webinar on Developing Tax Administration Change Management Capability and workshop on…
Designing Modern Tax AdministrationsOnline course: March 16 – 20, 2020IWorkshop: March 24 – 26, 2020
Increasing Taxpayer Compliance and Reducing Compliance CostsWorkshop: April 22 – 24, 2020
Revenue Administration and PFM Reform in South East Europe - Annual Coordination MeetingRoundtable: May 28 – 29, 2020
Estimating the Tax GapWorkshop: June 22 – 24, 2020